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Rose Bampton

Rose Bampton (November 28, 1907, Lakewood, Ohio – August 21, 2007, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) was a celebrated American opera singer who had an active international career during the 1930s and 1940s. She began her professional career performing mostly minor roles from the mezzo-soprano repertoire in 1929 but later switched to singing primarily leading soprano roles in 1937 until her retirement from the opera stage in 1963.

She notably had a lengthy and fruitful partnership with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, singing there for eighteen consecutive seasons between 1932 and 1950. Her greatest successes were from the dramatic soprano repertoire, particularly in operas by Richard Wagner.

Not a stranger to the concert repertoire, Bampton was particularly known for her performances of works by Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, and her friend Samuel Barber, notably having performed their compositions with the composers accompanying her in concert.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 28th, 1907 (Lakewood), Died August 21st, 2007 (Bryn Mawr)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Notes: Some Victor ledgers list Bampton's vocal range as soprano. The Victor catalog describes her range as "dramatic soprano."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-59003 10-in. 9/22/1932 Swans Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-59004 10-in. 9/22/1932 Do not go, my love Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-59005 12-in. 9/22/1932 Come, beloved Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-69469 10-in. 1/6/1933 In the Luxemburg Gardens Rose Bampton ; Charles O’Connell Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-69470 10-in. 1/6/1933 A song for lovers Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CSHQ-71686 12-in. 4/8/1932 Gurre-Lieder Rose Bampton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and contralto vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor CSHQ-71687 12-in. 4/8/1932 Gurre-Lieder Rose Bampton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and contralto vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor CSHQ-71688 12-in. 4/8/1932 Gurre-Lieder Rose Bampton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and contralto vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor LCSHQ-71704 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/9/1932 Gurre-Lieder Rose Bampton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and contralto vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor LCSHQ-71705 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/9/1932 Gurre-Lieder Rose Bampton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and contralto vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73077 12-in. 7/8/1932 Vor der Thur (At the door) Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73078 12-in. 7/8/1932 Die Nonne und der Ritter Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73079 12-in. 7/8/1932 Es rauschet das Wasser Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-73080 10-in. 7/8/1932 When I bring to you colour'd toys Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-73081 10-in. 7/8/1932 Light, my light Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CSHQ-73082 12-in. 7/8/1932 Come beloved Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73083 12-in. 7/8/1932 Air de Lia Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73084 12-in. 7/8/1932 Wenn ich mit Menschen Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-73085 12-in. 7/8/1932 Denn es gehet dem Menschen Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-73086 10-in. 7/8/1932 Ich wandte mich und sahe an Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-73087 10-in. 7/8/1932 O tod wie bitter bist du Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-76237 12-in. 6/1/1933 Dover Beach Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-76238 12-in. 6/1/1933 Dover Beach Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet vocalist, contralto  
Victor LCS-76239 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 6/1/1933 Dover Beach Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-77830 10-in. 9/27/1933 O sleep, why dost thou leave me Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bampton, Rose," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104974.

Bampton, Rose. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104974.

"Bampton, Rose." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104974

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